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Shaanxi History Museum

91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
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Type: History Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice visit on another rainy day in Xi'an..everything very orderly and clean. Many beautiful artifacts on display. Get there early or late to avoid big crowds...never found it hard to get a seat to rest in lobby. Everyone's soooo nice!

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

In comparison to visiting the Terracotta Warriors site itself, the city museum was a bit disappointing. There were a few interesting displays, but much of the content was unrelated to the warriors, and was about older civilizations living in the area.

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Wenling, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Worth it!!!! A must see! I thoroughly enjoyed the displays and information is readily available in English to.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a brilliant Museum, the history involved is incredible I never realized before that China had such an ancient history. The porcelain and the art work is so very beautiful.

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went with our guide who was well versed in the highlights in this Museum, which was really relevant to an understanding of Chinese culture in general, not just the Shaanxi province. Modern and with good English interpretive signs. Quite crowded, obviously also popular with local tourists.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Free tickets are limited to 2500 per day. You may queue up to get it or pay RMB 20 to buy entrance ticket with less queue traffic. There are many historical things to see in this museum although most of the items are replicas. The biggest problem is the crowd. If you're a history lover, you might get irritated due... More

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Te Puke, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This museum provides a great backdrop to all the other historical sights around Xi'an, as well the old China. If you have any interest in history of China this is a must.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our guide took us to this museum and showed us those exhibits which interested him, which were mainly ceramics. Most were quite interesting and we enjoyed a quick look around the remainder of the museum. A pleasant hour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Maybe there was so much to see in China that this seemed ordinary. Quite a nice walk through Chinese history, some nice exhibits but nothing special

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It is nice to see Unesco money put to good use. This museum is beautiful and full of history, not just Chinese but humanity. Worth a couple hours of time to see it and enjoy one of the birth places of civilization.

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